The Raiders have added free-agent kicker Giorgio Tavecchio to the roster for 2015, the team announced Tuesday in a press release. Tavecchio played with Oakland in the preseason last year before being cut. He was claimed by the Lions, but never played.
The Oakland Raiders made their final cuts before Saturday's deadline. The team parted ways with WR Greg Little, RB George Atkinson, DE Denico Autry, CB Chance Casey, OL Jack Cornell, DE Jack Crawford, LB Carlos Fields, LB Bojay Filimoeatu, LB Spencer Hadley, OL Danny Kistler, OL Erle Ladson, DT Ricky Lumpkin, OL Lamar Mady, TE Jake Murphy, WR Seth Roberts, DE Ryan Robinson, S Brandian Ross, OL Jarrod Shaw, TE Scott Simonson, RB Jeremy Stewart, K Giorgio Tavecchio and FB Karl Williams.
The Lions have announced all their cuts in getting their roster down to 53. The offensive players released are fullback Chad Abram, quarterback James Franklin, linemen Michael Williams, Garrett Reynolds and Darren Keyton, wide receiver Kris Durham, running backs George Winn and Michael Egnew. The defenders gone are cornerbacks Chris Greenwood, Mohammed Seisay, Nate Ness, Aaron Hester and Jonte Green, end Darryl Tapp and linebacker Shamari Benton. Placekicker Giorgio Tavecchio and punter Drew Butler have also been cut.
The Raiders have claimed kicker Giorgio Tavecchio off waivers from the Lions, the team announced Tuesday, while waiving kicker Kevin Goessling.
The Lions waived or released the following players: quarterback James Franklin, fullback Chad Abram, punter Drew Butler, cornerbacks Jonte Green and Aaron Hester, and kicker Giorgio Tavecchio.
|* indicates player did not play that week|